PDP condemns use of pepper gas in HabbaKadal

Greater Kashmir

Police higher ups must pass strict directions to the forces deployed to maintain law and order to respect human rights and observe maximum restraint while dealing with such situation.

People Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned use of pepper gas by police while dispersing protestors in HabbaKadal area here against the killing of Palhalan youth.  

 

In a statement, PDP’s district organizing secretary Mudasir Amin alleged that police recently used pepper gas to disperse protestors at Zaldagar, ChinkralMohalla and adjoining areas of HabbaKadal.

 

“People living in these areas faced problems due to pepper gas explosions. Despite repeated calls by many human rights groups and the civil society, it is ironical that police is still using pepper gas in the Valley against peaceful protesters. This is against international covenants of human rights,” Amin said.

 

“Police higher ups must pass strict directions to the forces deployed to maintain law and order to respect human rights and observe maximum restraint while dealing with such situation,” he added.